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WHANGAREI LEADER, APRIL 19, 2011
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19-30: April Fools Day exhibition. Hangar Frames and
Gallery, 402 Kamo Rd.
19-May 29: Selected works by Rita Angus - Whangarei Art
Museum, Cafer Park, Water St. 430-4240.
20: An equal and accessible New Zealand? Forum North
20: WWII Evacuee and UK club Easter meeting. RSA
Bowling Club Rooms, Rust Ave, 1-3 pm. 436-3073.
21: Lunchtime Concert. Art Zegelaar School of Piano, 192
Bank St. 12.30-1.15pm.
21: Whangarei Film Society. Forum North 6pm & 8pm,
Mademoiselle Chambon & Gainsbourg.
22-24: Whangarei Toe Tappin Line Dancers. Forum North.
23: Whangarei Growers Market. Water St Carpark,
23: Whangarei Car Boot Sale, food and goods for sale John
St carpark 8am-12pm. 021-2085-201.
23: Jealousy and Fighting Workshop. 10-11.15am, Plunket
Family Centre, 33 King St. Gold coin entry. 437-1907 to book.
23: Glenbervie Market. Glenbervie Community Hall,
Ngunguru Rd. 437-6916.
23: Artisans Fair - Easter Market. Cafer Park, Water St.
7am-2pm. Free entry. 435-4113 or 027-235-5943.
23: Waipu Street Market (Easter Saturday). 9-1pm.
23: Waipu Carnival. Caledonian Park, The Centre Waipu
9am-2pm. Fundraising for Waipu Primary School.
23: Whananaki Easter Community Trail Ride, Opposite
Otamure Bay DOC camp. Whananaki North. 433-8253.
23: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -
He Is Risen - an Easter Cantata. Forum North 2 & 6pm.
23-Jun 5: Lifelines: Jo Hardy - A Survey. Exhibited
concurrently with Rita Angus - Selected Works. Whangarei Art
28: Karaoke. Tikipunga Tavern. 9pm-1am. R18.
29: Friday Night Markets. Old Library, Rust Ave 5.30-
9.30pm. Gold coin entry. 430-6432.
29-May 1: Crafts & Arts Northland. Annual exhibition &
sale. Forum North. Entry gold coin.
29-May 1: BBNZ U19 Zone 1 Premiership Basketball
Tournament. Kensington Stadium, Western Hills Dr.
30: Skate Night, Theme Super Heroes, Portland
Recreational centre, McGill Rd. 6.30pm to 8.30pm, $5 & $1
30: Holland Festival - Queens Day. 12noon-8pm, Quarry Arts
Centre, 21 Selwyn Ave.
30: Dirty Dusting. 8pm, Forum North, Rust Ave (comedy
starring Suzanne Paul, Rima Te Wiata & Lynda Milligan).
30: Come Dancing Instep Dance Studio. 149 Dent St.
8pm. Good supper. 430-0089.
2: Onerahi Market, 8am-12pm. Stalls available. 437-7770.
2: Waipu Sat Market. Coronation Hall 9-1pm. 0274586144.
3: Free Zumba Session - Otaika Valley Hall, Valley View Rd,
3: Waiata Joy. 6-7.30pm, Pehiaweri Marae, 99 Ngunguru Rd.
4-14: Northland Youth Theatre 2011 senior show:
Thinning by Eli Kent. Old Library, Rust Ave. 430-6432. Coarse
5: Whangarei Film Society. Forum North. 6pm: In a Better
World - 8pm: Hook, Line and Sinker.
5: 6: About Time Jazz Trio. 6-9pm. Butter Factory Wine Bar,
8 Butter Factory Lane.
6-7: Northland Business Expo 2011. Kensington Stadium.
Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm.
7: Fusing Cultures - Opera North soloists, Hatea kapa haka,
Opera North & Ngunguru School Drama group. Forum North.
7: Anika Moa. Butterbank, 84 Bank St, 7.30-11pm.
7: Annie Crummer. Salut Bar, 69 Bank St. 7-11pm.
7: Raw Fish. Tikipunga Tavern, Cnr Wanaka St and Derby
8: Whangarei District Brass - Bell Collections Hand Bells &
Andy Williams on Tenor Horn. Forum North 2pm.
8: Waipu Boutique Sunday Market and Cafe. Coronation
Hall 9am-1pm. 027-450-7377.
8: Jennian Homes Mothers Day 5k. Kensington Park,
Park Ave. 9-10.30am. 459-5408.
13: Mangakahia Sports Complex Country Meal. Proceeds
shared with Mangakahia Squash Club 434-6497.
14: Royal Forest & Bird Northern Branch feld trips.
Old Coach Rd - Parua Bay. 436-2003.
14: Hikurangi Country Market. Main St 7am-12noon.
14-15: Mind Body Spirit Expo. Forum North, Rust Ave.
15-16: Northland Salon Culinaire. NorthTec, 55 Raumanga
16-20: Museum & Memory: School Group Activities.
Whangarei Museum & Kiwi House @ Heritage Park, Maunu.
18: Introduction to Solids for Parents/caregivers of babies
aged 4-6 months. 10.30-11.30am. Plunket Family Centre, 33
King St. 437-1907 to book.
19: Free Swing Dance Lesson - Kamo High School
20: Don McGlashan Solo. Old Library Arts Centre, 7 Rust
20: Operatunity Presents - Rock around the 50s. 11am
Central Baptist Church, 202 Bank St. 0508-266-237.
20: Hardcore Dance. Forum North 7pm.
21: The Laughing Samoans - Greatest Hits. Forum North
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Crafts and Arts prepares its big show
Crafts and Arts North-
land is holding its
annual exhibition and
sale at Forum North
Although displays of
members' work have
been held during the
year in both Whitcoull's
window and Farmer's
Arcade, this expo, on
April 29, 30 and May 1,
is the group's big event.
More than 40
members will have their
work on sale.
CAN is a non-profit
club formed in 1974. Its
aims are to encourage,
teach and inspire its
members with their
crafts and art works.
Call Gwen on 437-2771
or Kaye on 438-6668.
Exhibition celebrates artists work
Monastic calling: Jo Hardy
considers painting a bit like
being a nun.
Heartbreak Hotel: Acrylic
on canvas, 2010, private
Much like Rita Angus,
the celebrated artist Jo
Hardy moved north just
as the centre of gravity
for creative culture was
moving from Christ-
church to Auckland and
beyond in the 1950s and
Unlike Angus who
sojourned only for a few
months (in Mangonui),
Hardy stayed on and is
regarded primarily as a
well established North-
As a poignant re-
minder of Hardy's
ions several of the
paintings on loan for this
exhibition have been
rescued' from the earth-
quake for some respite
from constant rumblings
-- just as in 1954 Angus
travelled to Northland
for recuperation from her
turbulent time in Sunny-
side Hospital in Christ-
Despite Hardy's relo-
cation to the north, her
artistic connections to
Christchurch continue to
distinguish her art pract-
ice in style and content.
Following the lineage
of Angus and Young-
husband she is a cerebral
and figurative symbolist
painter while simul-
social and personal
issues with a wry wit not
often seen in these
Both her writing and
painting are well known
to an audience in
Whangarei and North-
land from where her par-
ticular world view
For this exhibition art
museum director Scott
Pothan invited Jo Hardy
to self-curate a selective
survey exhibition of her
artwork over the past
Her show will comple-
ment the concurrent Rita
Angus: Selected Works
exhibition at the Whang-
arei Art Museum from
April 23 to June 5.
From the artist's
earliest childhood draw-
ing was a compulsion.
She does not understand
why. Jo Hardy spec-
ulates that perhaps since
it was clear from her
that she would never
embody the beauty she
needed in her life, she set
about trying to create it
Her paintings are
mostly acrylic on canvas.
She works on her knees
on the floor, as if at
prayer. Her paintings
are lyrical, narrative
works, borrowing aspects
of reality and using them
as metaphors in a paral-
lel painted universe. She
believes we each invent
reality as we go along;
painting is one of the
ways to do it.
Jo Hardy is addicted to
line, the way colours
change according to con-
text, and tonality. The
artist considers painting
to be a calling.
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